- This month - Community clean-up, Waveland citizen wins CASA award, construction updates and St. Clare's Seafood Festival
Board of Mayor and Alderman voted to establish the position of Litter Control/Community Service Coordinator at the April 7th meeting. The unanimous vote transferred part-time Waveland firefighter, Don Siebenkittel into the public works position of Litter Control and Community Service Coordinator.
The position allows Mr. Siebenkitel to use inmate workers from the Hancock County Jail to clean-up blight and litter in the Waveland. In addition, Mr. Siebenkittel will implement the use of people that have been sentenced to community service by the Waveland Court.
What's Up, Waveland
Waveland Citizen Wins CASA Award
Chad believes that “CASA is an amazing organization that serves the best interest of children that are put in very unfortunate circumstances. Having an independent person that can assess a child’s needs and wants paired with an adult's perspective on what is in their best interest is crucial for improving the life and long term outcome of the children that need us most.”
Congratulations and thank you, Chad!
Bruce Newton with Digital Engineering reported that all of the new water and sewage lines have been installed and hooked-up on the Jeff Davis/Gulfside Sewage and Water Improvement project. The contractor, HRL, and sub-constractor, Huey Stockstill, are currently laying the base for the roads and once the base is secure, the pavement will quickly follow. Digital Engineering anticipates that the Jeff Davis Ave, Gulfside, Nicholson Ave and St Joseph Street will be completely paved by mid-May.
Mickey Lagasse with Compton Engineering reported that the pier is coming along expeditiously. Lagasse reported that even with all the rain in April, local contractor, Superior Environment Services, are still on track to have the pier complete by Memorial Day weekend
St. Clare Seafood Festival
In addition to the festival, the 4th annual St. Clare Seafood Festival 5K race will take place on the Waveland boardwalk on Saturday, May 23rd at 8:00am. You can sign-up for the 5K race on Friday at the festival from 6:00pm-8pm, in front of the St. Clare Church on Saturday, May 23rd starting at 7:00am or on Active.com.